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" When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. "
The Torch - Página 328
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Swift: The Mystery of His Life and Love

James Hay - 1891 - 361 páginas
...they are apt to go out of the common road by the quickness of their imagination. I SIGN OF GENIUS. When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign—that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. SPONTANEITY OF GENIUS. . Flowers of wit...
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The Cabinet of Irish Literature: Selections from the Works of the ..., Volumen1

1893
...thoughts are taken up with the actions, persons, and events we read, and we little regard the authors. When a true genius appears in the world you may know...that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. Men who possess all the advantages of life are in a state where there are many accidents to disorder...
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Dictionary of Quotations from Ancient and Modern, English and Foreign ...

1893 - 658 páginas
...Wurdr, A true-bred merchant is the best gentleman in the nation. Defoe. A true genius may be known by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. Swift. 5 A true man hates no one, A"a/W<ew/. A truly great genius will be the first to prescribe umits...
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Treasury of Thought: Forming an Encyclopædia of Quotations from Ancient and ...

Maturin Murray Ballou - 1894 - 579 páginas
...from talent. — Coleridge, There is no great genius free from some tincture of madness. — Seneca. When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces «re all m confederacy against him. — Sioift. Genius is the gold in the mine, talent is the miner...
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The Prose Works of Jonathan Swift, Volumen1

Jonathan Swift - 1897 - 428 páginas
...thoughts are taken up with the actions, persons, and events we read, and we little regard the authors. When a true genius appears in the world, you may know...that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. Men who possess all the advantages of life, are in a state where there are many accidents to disorder...
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Two Thousand Sublime and Beautiful Thoughts: A Storehouse of Memorable ...

1897 - 320 páginas
...and Shakspeare, deprived of kindred minds and born amongst savages, savages had died. — Col ton. When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign — that the dunces are all in a confederacy against him. —Swift. The light of genius is sometimes so resplendent as to make a man...
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The Works of Lord Macaulay, Volumen8

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1898
...unfairly and unjustly "run down," published it, in order to put his critics to shame, with this motto from Swift : " When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this mark— that the dunces are all in confederacy against him." We remember another anecdote, which may...
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A History of English Literature: By F.V.N. Painter

Franklin Verzelius Newton Painter - 1899 - 697 páginas
...opinions he had contracted in the former." " When a true genius appears in the world, you may kno%v him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him." " The reason why so few marriages are happy is because young ladies spend their time in making nets,...
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The World's Best Essays, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time, Volumen9

David Josiah Brewer - 1900
...thoughts are taken up with the actions, persons, and events we read, and we little regard the authors. When a true genius appears in the world you may know...that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. Men who possess all the advantages of life are in a state where there are many accidents to disorder...
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Crowned Masterpieces of Literature that Have Advanced Civilization ..., Volumen9

David Josiah Brewer - 1902
...thoughts are taken up with the actions, persons, and events we read, and we little regard the authors. When a true genius appears in the world you may know...that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. Men who possess all the advantages of life are in a state where there are many accidents to disorder...
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